Lifestyle cafes in Kota Kinabalu are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. There are more and more options of these cafes opened lately and honestly to say, it's kinda hard for me to chase up sometimes. Just when you notice there was one just newly opened in Lido Plaza, but the reality there are three cafes within the vicinity. And so far, I have only been to few of them and hopefully more to come in future.
Out of few cafes I visited previously, October Coffee House is the one recommended by majority of the netizens. They said October Coffee House serves the best and finest coffee in Kota Kinabalu town and without hesitation, I decided to give a try.
Up to date, October Coffee House has three outlets located at three different location; first one in Peak Vista, second one located in Wisma Merdeka Food Court but only for take-away and for the latest one located in Jalan Gaya.
October Coffee House - Peak Vista
The Peak Vista
Lorong Puncak 1, Tanjung Lipat,
88400 Kota Kinabalu,
Opening Hours: 11am until 10 pm (Closed on every Wednesday)
#1: Menu written on the blackboard
#2: Love the way they decorated these colourful mugs
For the very first time my visit to this coffee house, I dated both bloggers Cutebun aka Sherrie Pui as well as popular and well-known travel blogger from Korea, Runaway Juno for this coffee session. Luckily we went there earlier cause the place always packed.
#4: Hot cafe mocha
#5: Bruschetta topped with creamy cheese and tomatoes
Initially when I asked the staff about Bruschetta, they told me these grilled bread served with minced beef but since I can't have beef, I asked whether can I have without the beef, the staff smiled and said ok! Even without the minced beef, oh my goodness, these bruschetta still taste so delicious. I can't wait for more.
I love almost everything about this coffee house except for one, it's really hard to find parking especially during peak hours.
October Coffee House - Jalan Gaya
Jalan K.K. Bypass,
Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu,
88000 Kota Kinabalu,
During the Chinese New Year holidays, one of my BFF came back from Singapore and hence, we decided to do cafe hopping. We noticed the latest October Coffee House outlet is located right in the middle on Kota Kinabalu town and straight away we went there right after our dinner.
#6: Instead displayed on blackboard, this outlet's menu is printed mug-shaped wood
#7: The mugs tree
#9: Browse the menu, make your choice, order and pay at the counter
#10: Meals for four of us
#10: Caramel Macchiato
#11: Green Tea Latte
#12: French Toast
#13: Chocolate moist cake
#14: Cheese cake
UPDATED ON 5 APRIL 2015
#15: Bonding time with my mom on Good Friday holiday. Their green tea latte is awesomely good and look at their pretty cute coffee art. Meow :3
And for your information, based on the survey done by Sabateats.com for Favourite Coffee Cafe in Kota Kinabalu, October Coffee House ranked as the No. 1 best coffee in town. They even beat the international coffeehouse chain such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Well done, October Coffee House!
Now, I can't wait to return to this October Coffee House for more.